Are you trying to lose weight from your stomach area? Well the good news is, you can, and it doesn’t have to be a miserable or painful journey. I am going to give you a few tips on how you can start towards achieving the flat stomach you want.
So just what is it, that has contributed towards you gaining that excess fat and weight around your stomach area?
A big contributing factor to weight gain around the tummy area will be eating too much processed food or fast food. We have so many choices these days, and it is often too easy to opt for a take-away meal, ready-made meal or a visit to a fast-food outlet. Occasionally, this isn’t a problem, but regularly it can be.
Another contributing factor is lack of exercise. Once again, because of our busy lifestyles it is very easy to believe we haven’t got time to do any exercise, let alone have the enthusiasm for doing any.
Well here are 6 very simple, but effective steps to get you started on the right road to losing weight from your stomach:
Have a glass of water about 10 minutes before every meal (flavoured with lemon juice, or a slice of lemon if you prefer).
Start listening to your body, not your head – seriously, I mean this. It isn’t difficult and once you start doing it you will realise just how often you are possibly eating food, more for comfort reasons than hunger.
Put less food on your plate than you normally do and take your time eating it – you are supposed to be enjoying your meal – not wolfing it down as fast as you can (I was more than guilty of this in the past). If you really are still hungry when you have finished your meal, go and get a little bit more, but please don’t eat it just because it is there. It can take anywhere from 20 – 60 minutes for your stomach to register that it has had enough which is why eating too quickly can result in us eating more than we need.
Don’t think of food as “the enemy”. Constantly stressing about the right or wrong foods to eat will quickly make you feel frustrated and end up with you just grabbing the nearest and quickest food.
Enjoy a little of what you fancy now and then – don’t feel guilty about it, enjoy it! Life is for living and the occasional treat is not going to do you any harm. The more you deprive yourself of something, the more you want it.
Activity (otherwise known as exercise). Again, the key here is to do what you enjoy, not what you think you should be doing. Do you like walking, swimming, bouncing around on a trampoline? The quickest way to stop doing any exercise is to embark on a routine of activity that you really don’t enjoy.
Remember – life is for living if you want to lose weight from your stomach, you can.